Stephen Luff

Contact details

Stephen Luff


Mobile: 07853 384568
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List of services

• Mental Health support recovery work
• Promotion of physical and spiritual wellbeing
• Confidence building and life skills
• Social inclusion
• Community participation
• Social engagement
• Befriending
• Respite care for family members
• Support with shopping
• Support with meal preparation
• Correspondence support
• Support to attend appointments
• Pet services
• Support with hoarding
• Life story work
• Home Budgeting
• Direct Payment support and personal budget.
• Administration and secretarial support
• Advocacy

Coverage

St Leonards and Hastings

Availability

No Availability

Charging and related information

£18 per hour weekday and weekends, plus £2.50 travel cost per session, minimum booking of 1hrs.

Expertise

Mental health Recovery worker in adult mental health; working with Older People, Dementia, promoting independence. I have been working in a Support worker role for different organisations for the last 20yrs, gaining experience with supporting Adults with learning disabilities; mental health issues; dementia; along with some experience of support people with end of life care.

Experience

Qualified Chef, Adult Learning disability/challenging behaviours Support work, Carer, Direct Payments and Personal budgets Advisor, Support time and recovery worker Adult NHS mental health services, Mental health Recovery Worker in the Third Sector.

Background

I believe that it is really important that clients enjoy our time together that we do what they want to do and the client commits to the interventions, it is their time.
I have some experience of supporting with end of life care and I would be willing to support someone through this time of his or her life.
I have experience of supporting with personal care, but I am limited as I have a back condition, hence the reason for stating only light personal care on offer.
I have an interest in supporting people with organic and functional mental health conditions. I am keen to supporting people to identify activities, which are meaningful to them, and identifying, and overcoming barriers, which may be preventing them from being able to take part in these. I can support people to re-engage and maintain engagement with activities whether this is self-care, leisure or productive activities, such as employment or volunteering opportunities, through re learning, maintaining and developing new skills. I have vast experience and skills in helping people to increase their confidence and motivation and work in a way, which helps people, maximise their independence. I like to build excellent therapeutic relationships and I have a strong interest in this, understanding its importance in successfully supporting people. My communications skills are developed to a high level and are able navigate a diverse and complex range of communication needs.

I am a patient and compassionate person and always adopt a holistic and person-centred approach. I work in a way, which places emphasis on the dignity of the people I work with and am passionate about reducing stigma and marginalisation of vulnerable people. I have an interest in animals and animal welfare, nature, Classical music, cooking and baking. I play the piano for relaxation and watch a limited amount of TV. I am a keen gardener with varying degrees of success though.

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